While the natural capital movement has progressed significantly over the last couple of years, it was clear at the IUCN World Conservation Congress that there are many who still reject the concept.
From the health and spiritual benefits derived from nature to the many services it provides, delegates attending the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place from September 1-10, 2016 in Hawai’i will explore how valuing the earth’s natural resources impact conservation and people.
Frank Hawkins of IUCN spoke with the WAVES team about natural capital as a theme at the World Conservation Congress, the largest gathering of environmentalists.
Integrated framework is tested in Guatemala showing the critical relationship between the environment and the economy for more robust policy analysis.
Global leaders convened to launch new framework that will help businesses make better decisions by including natural capital.
The conference in the Kyrgyz Republic June 30 to July 1, 2016 brought together over 100 participants from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus including senior government officials, parliament representatives and key decision makers.
Conservation International and WAVES brought together officials and experts from Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa membership nations.
Several indicators have the potential to measure progress on the SDGs as well as highlight important trends in the environment more broadly.
Shri Narendra Modi said there is a need to consider tigers as India's “natural capital” and to define conservation as a means to achieve development, rather than considering it to be anti-growth.